Put Over A Century Of Knowledge & Experience On Your Side
Spiros Law, P.C. represents victims of drunk driving accidents across Central and Southern Illinois. With accidents involving drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, it will come down to proving that they caused the accident. Evidence of intoxication or impaired abilities is not enough for a civil court claim. You will need to prove that they caused the collision, and this is where our experience, resources, and know-how can make all the difference. Our team has over 100 years of collective knowledge and experience. We work with accident reconstruction specialists, private investigators, and expert witnesses to build clear, compelling cases on behalf of our injured clients. Proving fault in a drunk driving accident claim is not easy, but we are up to the challenge. Our millions of dollars in recoveries is evidence of our ability.
Contact our Charleston, IL drunk driving accident attorneys at (217) 516-3451 to find out how we can help you. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and options.
How Drugs & Alcohol Impair Driving
Drugs and alcohol can significantly impair one’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Even prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can affect reaction time, attention, and other faculties that are needed to drive safely. Depending on the amount of alcohol and/or drugs in a driver’s system, he or she may experience various effects. The effects of drugs or alcohol may include:
- Delayed reaction time
- Impaired vision
- Impaired judgment
- Reckless behavior
- Impaired motor skills
If you were involved in a collision with a driver who you believe may have been drunk or impaired at the time of the accident, our Charleston, IL drunk driving accident lawyers are standing by to help. We can assist you in dealing with your insurance company and the drunk driver’s insurance provider. We can handle communication with law enforcement and other interested parties. We can begin building a case on your behalf to help you pursue fair compensation.
Recovering Financial Compensation After A Drunk Driving Accident
A successful drunk driving accident claim may include compensation for any and all losses or injuries you experienced as a result of the collision. The insurance provider of the at-fault party should typically cover the settlement or award, but they will work to delay payment, undervalue your claim, or even deny you outright. Spiros Law, P.C. fights to protect our clients’ interests against these unethical and sometimes illegal practices. With the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including ongoing treatment, therapy, or care
- Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering
- Lost earnings, including loss of future/potential earnings
- Punitive damages, in some rare cases